Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happily Ever Hatter is Open!

After many months (actually 2+ years) of researching, designing and dreaming... 

Happily Ever Hatter is officially OPEN!!!  Yay!!!

Ok, so it's officially been "open" on Etsy for over a month at this point.  I decided to open the store on January 15th, which was National Hat Day.  (Perfect timing for a store "birthday" right?)  I had it in vacation mode for awhile so I could work on getting item descriptions and photos together.  But, this past Friday, I finally listed what I know everyone was waiting for: my Anna and Elsa custom ear hat designs!

I'm working on another version of both Anna and Elsa.  I want to see what Anna would look like with smaller pom poms.  I think the bodice design would stand out more.  As for Elsa, I bought another fabric a few weeks ago that resembles her skirt better!

I also have a very special friend whose birthday is coming up!  (You know who you are!) I've been making a few sketches of the design.  I'm really excited about that too!  It was supposed to be a surprise, but nothing gets past him.  No sneak peeksies yet though.  I can't ruin the surprise of the hat reveal for him!

Easter is also on it's way.  I've been scouring the local craft stores for supplies and inspiration.  I've got a few things up my sleeve that you'll see soon!  I'm looking forward to working with spring colors!

I'm so excited about the response I've gotten thus far.  This whole adventure simply started out as a means to make wedding ear hats for Eliot's and my Disney wedding.  I couldn't find something that was more personalized than the standard bride and groom ears, so I decided to make my own!  Then the ideas kept piling up for more hat designs: characters, rides, etc.  I knew then and there that I had to make it happen!

And my sketchbook is full of more ideas.  As soon as I can hunt down and gather the supplies I'll need, without breaking the bank, I'll be working on more designs!  Yay!!!  °o°

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